Dr. Pedapati specializes in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disease associated with ASD, genetic and other neurodevelopmental disorders including interdisciplinary treatment planning and advanced medication management. Prior to his faculty appointment, he had clinical and research training under Craig Erickson, MD, and pediatric transcranial magnetic stimulation under Donald Gilbert, MD, MS.
In 2013, the PI was successful in designing and obtaining IRB approval and competitive funding for a TMS project through the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Research Award and currently completing the study, "Cortical Plasticity in Adolescent Depression" which attempts to use TMS to determine whether abnormal neuroplasticity can be quantified in adolescent depression.
In his final year of residency, he applied and secured a highly competitive institutional mentor career development award (Procter Scholar) to support 90% time dedicated to independent research activities including obtaining preliminary data on TMS measures of cortical plasticity in ASD and the development of an implicit false belief task of social cognition for future TMS modulation. In addition he continues to be an active subinvestigator extensively contributing to NIH R01 project examining TMS measures of motor physiology in ADHD pioneered the use of SICI as a biomarker in ADHD and measurement of cortical plasticity in healthy youth.